Daria Kasatkina News
Swiatek broke Garcia four times on the way to a victory that avenged her three-set loss to her in Poland
Kasatkina captured her sixth career WTA crown after claiming another hardcourt title earlier this month at San Jose.
Broadcasting homosexual "propaganda" to youngsters has been banned in Russia since 2013.
French Open 2022: Coco Gauff will face Iga Swiatek in the women's final after they beat Martina Trevisan and Daria Kasatkina respectively in the semi-finals of Roland Garros in Paris.
French Open 2022: Kasatkina hails Nadal's 'fighting spirit' after securing maiden Grand Slam semi-final spot
Kasatkina claimed a 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) victory over fellow Russian, Veronika Kudermetova and will take on world number one Iga Swiatek on Thursday for a place in Saturday's championship match.
Osaka, the reigning Australian Open champion, hit the court this week for the first time since her tearful early exit at the US Open, after which she took a long break to deal with personal matters.
Daria Kasatkina beat Jil Teichmann 6-2, 6-4 and Liudmila Samsonova overpowered Olympic champion Belinda Bencic 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to bring Russia its fifth title overall in the team competition previously known as the Fed Cup.
Jannik Sinner, ranked 15th, came good in Cincinnati as he defeated Argentine Federico Delbonis 6-2, 7-5.
Silicon Valley Classic: Danielle Collins beats Daria Kasatkina to pick up second WTA tour title in two weeks
Collins, the 27-year-old who became the tour's 14th first-time champion of 2021 with her claycourt title in Palermo last month, kept the momentum going on the hardcourts of California with a 6-3, 6-7 (10/12), 6-1 victory.
Silicon Valley Classic: Daria Kasatskina knocks out top-seeded Belgian Elise Mertens in straight sets to enter final
Kasatkina, ranked 31st in the world and seeded fourth, notched her third win in four meetings against the 17th-ranked Belgian and gave herself a shot at a third WTA title of 2021 after victories at St. Petersburg and in the Phillip Island Trophy.
Jabeur, the second seed, gained a measure of revenge as she secured her first title at the expense of Kasatkina, one of two women to have beaten her in her previous finals appearances.
Osaka, the reigning US and Australian Open champion, has seven career hard-court titles, but has never managed to lift a clay- court trophy.
A leg injury meant Osaka missed last season's clay-court swing, and her last individual tournament on the surface was at Roland Garros in 2019.
Saint Petersburg Ladies' Trophy: Margarita Gasparyan beats Vera Zvonareva to set up final against Daria Kasatkina
The 36-year-old Zvonareva, a finalist at Wimbledon and the US Open in 2010, is ranked at 38 in the world but she was outplayed by her fellow Russian, who is 10 years her junior and ranked 88 places below her.
The 23-year-old rallied from a set down to win 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 in an event held at Melbourne Park for early losers at the Australian Open.
Australian Open 2021: Djokovic, Serena win; Wawrinka squanders three match points, Andreescu's comeback stalled
Though Tiafoe played an aggressive match, Djokovic was better when it mattered. He had the edge in terms of winners (56-49) and converted five break points to just two for Tiafoe.
Abu Dhabi Open: Sofia Kenin fights back to beat Yulia Putintseva; Maria Sakkari, Elina Svitolina through to quarters
Kenin posted 57 unforced errors to Putintseva's 43 but still prevailed 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 over the 13th-seeded Putintseva.
Kasatkina was the first winner of the new season, beating Wang Qiang 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 after trailing 2-0 in the deciding set. It was the Russian's first match since October, and Wang's first since March.
Wuhan Open 2019: Venus Williams crashes out in first round after defeat to Danielle Collins; Aryna Sabalenka wins
Venus Williams' first visit to Asia since 2017 was cut short as she crashed out of the Wuhan Open first round on Sunday 7-5, 7-6(5) to fellow American Danielle Collins.
Cincinnati Open: Madison Keys tames erroneous forehand to bag long overdue Premier 5 title with win over Svetlana Kuznetsova
Madison Keys didn't magically eliminate the errors. But she did keep it under control long enough for the rest of her game to keep hacking away at the target.